All posts tagged: wet n wild

Make-Up Inventory: Bronzers

I am revolting… …against the people and companies who want to make us white. This weekend, I was hit by the horrible truth that most Filipinos are suckered into wanting to be whiter. More on that on a previous post I wrote: A Cult(ure) of White. Growing up, I wasn’t really ever into whitening my skin. I mean, I had other “problems” to worry about, like my underbite and braces or my uneven eyes or the overgrown forest on my legs, but I’m getting ahead of myself. Anyway. I never wanted to whiten my skin and I would rejoice every time I went to the beach because I would go home with a pretty tan and a golden glow. 🙂 For the times when I can’t go to the beach, though, there’s always bronzer. I’ve discovered the wonders of bronzer quite recently, so I don’t have very many, but I really wanted to highlight the golden hues of summer so here are a few products to try if you want to fake a little tan …

What’s in my Wild Peach Palette?

Sorry to possibly mislead you into thinking this was going to be exciting. I am in a sort of need to depot shadows right now, though, but a) I don’t have a spare palette, and b) I don’t really have all that much single eyeshadows to put into palettes. It’s just therapeutic, man. Must be the fumes. For the uninitiated, a Wild Peach Palette functions basically the same way as a Z-Palette. You can “depot” eyeshadows (that come in a metal pan), and stick them on there. This is good for customizing colors, or saving space when you have a ton of single eyeshadows. I don’t have a lot of singles, so I only got the personal palette, which are smaller and cost Php 285 or under $7. Anyway! Here’s what fit into it: Fanny Serrano singles: Beach Sand, Honey Glitter, Potter Clay, Mulberry Wine MAC singles: Amber Lights, Trax e.l.f. Brightening Eye Color: Ivy Wet n Wild Color Icon Trio: Walking on Eggshells I’ll quickly swatch them for you, so you have an idea …

TUTORIAL: Rose-Gold Eyes

Made another tutorial for this look! Used drugstore eyeshadow, so I’m sure it will be easier to recreate. If you like the video, please put a thumbs up. Let me know if you have any other requests for looks or videos because I quite like doing them, even if I look like I’m being forced at gunpoint to talk to y’all. 🙂 Products used: Snoe Beauty Let it B with WasaB (BB Cream) in Perfect Beige The Body Shop Brow and Liner Kit (02) L’Oreal Infallible Eyeshadow in Amber Rush Wet n Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Palette in Comfort Zone K-Palette 24H Real Lasting Liquid Eyeliner Tarte Amazonian Clay Matte & Waterproof Bronzer in Park Avenue Princess Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Natural Beauty Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar in Lydia Hope this helps! Enjoy and thanks for watching. 🙂

Today’s Face c/o the Drugstore

I get a lot of requests to feature drugstore makeup on this blog. The reason why I haven’t been doing so is that I don’t use a ton of drugstore makeup, because it’s twice the price I would get it for in the States. I would rather buy something a little bit more expensive but higher end than spend my money on drugstore makeup that I don’t feel like I’ll get much use out of. After all, I buy 95% of the stuff on here. I’ve only received a box from BDJ Box and a Candy Cane Chapstick. There’s nothing wrong with drugstore makeup, but considering the Manila price point, I’d rather pay a little bit more for “better quality” makeup. Phew. Obviously, not all drugstore makeup is a waste of money. I was proven that point when I picked up the Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains (review) and ended up loving them to bits. Today, I decided to use just drugstore products for my “color” makeup. I used Benefit’s Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow …